Clearly timed to target holiday boredom, this entirely conventional morality tale involving heroes Jack Frost (voiced by Chris Pine), North (aka Santa, voiced by Alec Baldwin) and Bunny (as in Easter, voiced by Hugh Jackman) might well cause good cheer – in the form of cheerful catcalling from anyone over the age of 10. Do kids need protecting from Pitch Black (Jude Law) stirring up skepticism re: their favourite holiday heroes? They might be better off worrying about the veniality of large US animation studios.
Rise of the Guardians | Directed Peter Ramsey (USA 2012) with Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman. Starts November 29